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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 7

5/7/2020
Chris Song

Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.

COVID-19 Response

Beginning Monday morning, May 11, 2020, Nashville and Davidson County will enter Phase One of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville.

The Phase One graphic is available in text format below.

The following conditions go into place Monday, May 11:

  • Retail stores and commercial businesses may open at 1/2 capacity. Employees must be screened daily and wear masks.
  • All residents should wear masks or face coverings at all times if leaving home.
  • No gatherings over 10 people.
  • Gyms and high-touch businesses like hair and nail salons remain closed at this time.
  • Restaurants and bars serving food may open dine-in service at 1/2 capacity.
  • Residents who are 65+ and those with underlying health conditions stay home.
  • Those who have the ability to work from home should continue to do so.
  • Bars and entertainment venues remain closed at this time.
  • Continue social distancing and keep at least 6 feet away from others at all times, including while outdoors.

Dr. Alex Jahangir, Chair of the Metro Coronavirus Task Force, will refer to the attached line chart during his remarks at this morning’s Metro COVID-19 Press Briefing.

Note: If you are having issues accessing the information in the moving average graph, please contact the Mayor's Office.

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 3,432 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 86 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.

Two additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – a 75 -year-old woman and a 74-year-old man, both of whom had underlying health conditions.

A total of thirty-five (35) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,756 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 224 calls on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Total number of cases: 3,432

Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 86

Cases by sex

Male: 1,732
Female: 1,512
Unknown: 188

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 134
0-10 85
11-20 237
21-30 846
31-40 661
41-50 522
51-60 451
61-70 293
71-80 135
81+ 68
Total 3,432
Recovered 1,756
Deaths 35
Total active cases 1,641
  • Total number of tests administered: 32,367
  • Total positive results: 3,432
  • Total negative results: 28,935
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 10.6%

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Utilities

Metro Public Works

This information is current as of 5/6/2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Public Works currently has 2 crews out clearing downed trees and debris from the right of ways in the affected areas as well as multiple brush trucks cleaning R/W during scheduled hours.

Since the storm occurred on 5/3/2020:

  • Public Works has received a total of 448 tree/debris calls obstructing roadways and alleys.
  • Public Works crews have removed/cleared a total of 422 tree/debris calls obstructing the roadway.
  • Public Works crews have removed/cleared debris and trees obstructing 26 alleys.
  • 4 calls are awaiting NES response to remove power lines from downed trees.
  • 52 total Signal Construction calls have been completed.
  • 7 Signal outages have been reported due to loss of power with zero temporary stops out.

Nashville Electric Service

This information is current as of 5/6/2020 at 7:50 p.m.

  • Number of Outages: 12,392 (as of 7:50 p.m.)
  • Number of Customers Restored: 119,317; More than 16,000 customers restored today so far; Over 90% of the original outages have been restored.
  • Number of Customers Without Power at Storm’s Peak: 131,709, due to the severe wind event that moved through the entire Nashville Electric Service service area

Additional updates:

  • The number of damaged power poles has increased to 211. Crews are actively working to replace.
  • NES crews are being supported again today by 36 additional bucket trucks and 90 crew members from Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky.
  • The online outage map is updated at nespower.com. Crews will continue to work 14-hour shifts, around the clock, until all power is restored.
  • Nashville Electric Service Outage Map

Resources and services available to older adults and caregivers

Social connection/friendly phone calls

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

"Care Through Conversation"

  • Dial: 615-741-2056
  • If you are 60 or more years old or a caregiver, you can sign up to request a weekly call from a vetted volunteer. Volunteers will check in, assess your needs and connect you with information and support.
  • Care Through Conversation Website

Community Connections

Friendly Voices AARP-TN

  • Dial: 1-888-281-0145
  • This is a phone support program for older adults and loved ones, offered by trained AARP volunteers across the country.
  • Friendly Voices Website

Helplines for information and referral to community services, food/meal programs, emergency financial support, caregiver support, etc.

Council on Aging of Middle TN

  • Dial: 615-353-4235
  • Assistance for older adults, caregivers and professionals serving older adults.

United Way

Dial: 2-1-1

Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC)

Area Agency on Aging and Disability

Dial: 615-743-3416

FiftyForward Resource Line

Dial: 615-743-3416

Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee

Helpful resource guides available in print and online from the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee

  • Directory of Services
  • Aging and Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
  • Empowering Grandparents: A Guide for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Preparing and Planning: For Life's Final Chapter
  • Scam prevention brochure
  • Scam of the Month and weekly e-newsletter (sign up for free)

Advance Directives

An Advance Directive is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Honoring Choices Tennessee makes it easy to create your own Advance Directive, in just four easy steps.

Advance Directives Website

Honoring Choices Tennessee: email Help@advancedirectivestn.org

Legal helpline

Tennessee Senior Law Alliance Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

This is a free legal helpline for any Tennessean age 60 and older who is living in poverty, facing homelessness, hunger, abuse and exploitation, lack of access to benefits and/or healthcare.

Tennessee Senior Law Alliance Website

Dial: 1-844-HELP4TN (1-844-435-7486)